WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading, eyebrow embroidery, 3D eyebrows, feather touch brows, brow feathering, semi permanent brows. Whatever you want to call it! Microblading, specifically PhiBrows method is a manual skill of semi permanent eyebrow drawing. It is done by using a very fine, sterile packaged blade to deposit pigment into the surface layer of the dermis. Compared to classical PMU (permanent makeup), done with a machine, Microblading provides the possibility to achieve incredibly realistic and natural hair like results. It is considered to be semi-permanent, because it softens and is more subtle over time, allowing the client and artist to change or enhance as their face, hair colour or trends change.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 6-18 months. For the best results ongoing, a refresher every 12-18 months is recommended.
WHY CHOOSE A PHIBROWS CERTIFIED ARTIST?
PhiBrows is the most prestigious microblading certification in the world. PhiBrows follow a very specific european method that is taught through an intensive 6 month training course (no 2 day qualifications here!). PhiBrows requires the artist to pass 11 levels of mastery to ensure that their methods and their work maintain the Phibrows standard. The Phibrows method, tools and pigments have been meticulously designed and are always being updated to aid their artists in producing the most precise hairstrokes, perfect symmetry, and a aesthetically pleasing eyebrow shape that goes with the natural shape of their client’s face and bone structure. Phibrows products are also vegan, cruelty free and are void of dangerous heavy metals found in most permanent makeup pigments. Phibrows pigments provide colour that stays true and fades evenly and avoids brows fading to green or red over time. If you want the best results with your microblading treatment, it is highly recommended that you seek out a certified Phibrows artist
Powder brows are different from Microblading and performed with state of the art machines, and pigments. Powder brows appear very dark and bold for the first 8-12 days, but heal to a beautiful soft powder filled brow, similar to the look of a brow filled with pencil or brow powder. The start of the brow is lighter and then gradually becomes darker through the tail giving it that beautiful ombre affect. This technique lasts around 2-2.5 years and recommended for all skin types, including oily skin.
Combo brows are made up of Microblading at the head (front) of the brow and then powder brows onwards. This technique lasts around 2-2.5 years and recommended for all skin types, including oily skin.
BLADE & SHADE
Blade & Shade is probably the most realistic and natural looking of all the techniques, creating an incredibly natural 3D looking brow. It combines Microblading through the whole brow, coupled with soft shading through the centre of the brow only, to mimic a natural fuller brow. If you have very little, to no brow hair or/ where you do have brow hairs they are very coarse or densely packed, this technique helps to best blend the microblading in with your natural brow hair. This is definitely my personal favourite for the most realistic look of a natural brow. This technique lasts 12-18 months and is recommend for all skin types, but may not be ideal for someone with oily skin.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY APPOINTMENT?
Firstly, a free 15 min consultation is had prior to booking to make sure the treatment is right for you and answer any questions you may have. If you decide to go ahead, a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking, this amount will go towards your treatment. Consult and treatment can be arranged in the same appointment, if you wish.
The procedure is a 2 part treatment, initial treatment and perfection treatment (4-6 weeks later). During the first treatment, the eyebrow shape is measured according to the client's facial features, such as the eyes and nose in order to achieve the most suitable natural eyebrow shape (The Golden Ratio - 1:618) a pigment colour is chosen depending on the colour of the client's eyebrow hair and skin tone. Once the client is satisfied with the newly drawn shape, the procedure will begin. Procedure consists of 2-4 'passes' inserting the pigment into the dermis with a Microblade hand tool or specialised, state of the art, PMU machine. Anaesthetic is applied after the first 'pass' to keep discomfort to a minimum. Please allow 3 hours for your first appointment.
Your perfection appointment is then scheduled for 4-10 weeks later. During this second treatment, the eyebrow is re-measured (if needed) and analysed to check whether more strokes and/or density need to be added, fill in any strokes or gaps that may have not taken, add or make hairs longer or achieve a darker colour should it have healed lighter than desired.